One of the talking points from Aston Villa’s derby day defeat to West Bromwich Albion last weekend with the apparent injury sustained by January goalkeeping arrival Lovre Kalinic.
The 28-year-old Croatian international goalkeeper took a knock to the head during the first half of the game after a challenge with striker Jay Rodriguez, and having received treatment, he did see the first half out but was replaced at the halftime break by Jed Steer.
With head coach Dean Smith mentioning some ‘dizziness’ after the game but stating that he didn’t believe it would be a serious issue, Croatian’s Football Federation have given a speedy update on the issue and confirmed that it’s not a ‘serious injury’ after the required medical checks had taken place.
“Representative goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic did not suffer serious head injuries on Saturday in the league match between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion.”
When Smith does his next round with the press you would expect him to confirm this himself now checks have been done, so it is one less headache (no pun) as we go into the next game looking to get our results back on track.